Product recall: Kids’ blackcurrant cough syrupApplies to eight different brands, including Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Tesco & Wilko
If you’ve a bottle of children’s blackcurrant cough syrup in the cupboard, check the label as a precautionary product recall has been issued on eight different brands of medicine, over a problem where one of its ingredients could allow mould to grow.
Any affected products should not be used, and instead returned to the shop where you bought them for a free replacement. Only the following batches with the expiry dates listed below are affected:
|Batch number(s)||Expiry date|
|Asda Children’s Dry Cough Syrup Glycerol Blackcurrant Flavour||274V1, 276V1, 278V1, 283W1||27/09/2017, 31/10/2017, 02/01/2018,19/02/2018|
|Bell’s Children’s Cough Syrup Blackcurrant Flavour||280V3||04/01/2018|
|Morrisons Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution||282W1||30/01/2018|
|Numark Children’s Dry Cough 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution||280V1, 288W1||04/01/2018, 27/04/2018|
|Sainsbury’s Children’s Dry Cough 0.75g/5ml Syrup||275V1||11/10/2017|
|Superdrug Children’s Dry Tickly Cough Glycerin 0.75 g/5 ml Oral Solution||280V2, 284W1||04/01/2018, 24/03/2018|
|Tesco Children’s Dry Cough Syrup||277V1, 278V2, 281W1||31/10/2017, 02/01/2018, 30/01/2018|
|Wilko Tickly Cough 0.75g/5ml Oral Solution||275V2||11/10/2017|
Dr Sam Atkinson, spokesperson for the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said: “The mould is not always visible, so return any of the affected cough syrup bottles, even if it looks okay to use. If your child has recently taken one of these cough syrups, and, in the unlikely event that they have become unwell or had a reaction, please speak to your GP, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.”
No other expiry dates or products are affected. For more info, see the MHRA’s website.